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  • A buddy and I were having breakfast and discussing the tongue-in-cheek letter from Jerry Murphy about Ashland putting down Medford. Jerry's letter quoted famous authors Hemingway, Stein, Appleton and others relating their wonderful comments on Medford. My friend said, "You don't suppose Murphy is serious, do you?"
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  • A buddy and I were having breakfast and discussing the tongue-in-cheek letter from Jerry Murphy about Ashland putting down Medford. Jerry's letter quoted famous authors Hemingway, Stein, Appleton and others relating their wonderful comments on Medford. My friend said, "You don't suppose Murphy is serious, do you?"
    I am an old Medford man; Washington Grade School, Mac Jr. High, MHS 1957. I have heard all the jokes about Medford, and some I find funny.
    If Murphy is serious, I suspect he did not think about other Medford-named cities in the U.S., such as the East Coast and Midwest Medford cities of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Minnesota and others.
    One of the authors quoted is Thomas Gold Appleton. Appleton, the author, was born in Boston in 1834, graduated from Harvard and died in 1884. I give 999-1 odds Appleton was referring to Medford, Mass., not Oregon.
    The fact that anyone with a single digit can hit the computer button for Google does not make them capable of interpreting the data on the screen.
    Does Murphy know the difference between Medford and yogurt? Yogurt has an active culture. Laugh, that is funny. — Larry Slessler, Medford
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